EDI 893 Item Information Request

Functional Group AM

X12M Supply Chain Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Item Information Request Transaction Set (893) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used by distributors and brokers to request complete item information from the manufacturers, suppliers, brokers, or agents. The item information will be returned using the Item Maintenance Transaction Set (888). This transaction set can be used also to request product activity. The product activity will be returned using the Product Activity Data Transaction Set (852).


Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To allow for positive identification of transaction set purpose

  3. To specify identifying information

  4. To specify pertinent dates and times

  5. 0100 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat >1
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

      At least two occurrences of the N1 loop must be present; one to specify the receiver of the request, and additional segments to identify the recipients of the response.
    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party


Max use
  1. 0200 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat >1
    1. To identify a vendor's selling unit or to provide physical characteristics relative to a vendor's selling unit

    2. To describe an item in free-form format

    3. To specify pertinent dates and times

    4. To specify the criteria for reporting product activity and timing

    5. To specify the geographic area in which a promotion or price is in effect

  2. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

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